HC Deb 27 February 1947 vol 433 c329W
116. Commander Noble

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arc the restrictions regarding the employment of children behind the bar in public houses.

Mr. Ede

The employment of children is regulated by provisions in the Children and Young Persons Act, 1933, and bye-laws made thereunder. A byelaw prohibiting absolutely the employment of children of compulsory school age in, or in connection with, the sale of intoxicating liquors, except in places where such liquors are sold exclusively in sealed vessels, has been very widely adopted. In addition, Section 6 of the Act of 1933 prohibits the licensee, except in certain specified circumstances, from allowing a child under 14 years of age to be at any time in the bar of the licensed premises during the permitted hours.

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